8.09.2006

Speaking Of Alcohol

The Ticket's funnyman Gordon Keith normally is a comic genius. Then, sometimes, he is just a genius. For those that have ever had an alcoholic in the family, you should print this out and give it to them. There are a couple of lines in there that need to be read again and again.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been where Mel Gibson is minus the anti-semitic remarks. Those of you who can drink "socially" and never develop a problem or those that never drink at all could never understand the life of an alcoholic. Alcohol strips you of your dignity and the things and people in life that you love the most. Every alcoholic's bottom is different, some lose more than others. I thank God everday for my children and my friends who intervened and helped me realize that I needed help. I tried and tried to do it on my own and I just couldn't...don't know why. I completely empathize with those who are still searching for the answers but can't find them outside alcohol. My life is happier today than ever. And the odd thing about my story is that I didn't start drinking until I was 33 years old. I never condemn anyone for drinking, in fact there are times that I hate the fact that I can't, not even socially...that's probably the hardest thing about staying sober (3 years...one day at a time), is that I can't drink at AT ALL EVER AGAIN. But the one thing that sticks in my mind after 21 days in a treatment center is all those people who go back and end right back where they started. That keeps me from taking that one drink. I never want to be that person again...

Anonymous said...

Wow, sorry all you bloggers, didn't realize it was so long...

Anonymous said...

Well said, Gordon Keith and 9:48!!

browneyes1428 said...

wow,
congrats on being sober three years now. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

No need to apologize at all. I'm the father of an alcoholic, who's also at 3 years of sobriety and counting. Your sharing is important. People need to hear it, especially those in their teens and parents of teenagers. We tend to think just because we survived those years relatively unscathed, that our kids will too. What folly. In the past few years I've learned more about "chemical dependency" than I ever wanted to know ... but I needed to know. We all do. Thank you for sharing, and God Bless AA.

No Longer Anonymous 33 said...

I have known crack addicts, heroin addicts, meth addicts, and alcoholics. And I can tell you...the ones in the WORST shape were always the alcoholics. One of the alcoholics I knew was a 32 year old woman who could not walk without a walker because the nerves in her feet were so bady damaged from alcohol comsumption. Alcohol is much harder on the body than any other mind altering chemical.

Anonymous said...

As another poster said, "God bless AA". Amen. It is a great spiritual program. Quite frankly, I believe every human being can benefit from going through the twelve steps, whether alcoholic or not - just for personal growth.

Telling folks not to drink or that they are going to hell if they do drink, won't work. Realistically, most folks will drink, likely at some time in their lives.

I think someday there will be a test that can be given at birth to determine if a person is alcoholic or not. That could certainly help some folks make better choices.

Again, God bless AA/Alanon and Alateen. May these wonderful organizations continue with their good work.

TXsharon said...

9:48 anon: Congratulations on your sobriety! Thank you for sharing your uplifting story.

Anonymous said...

You people are bringing me down. I think I need a tequila shots and some promiscous sex.

Anonymous said...

2:56 - there's a time and a place. This wasn't it.

Anonymous said...

AA is for quitters

browneyes1428 said...

anon 2:56

would you please try and have a little compassion for others. What is wrong with you??? Grow up!!!!!
Let me guess, you must be one of those people that are ticked off all the time and everyone does you wrong???
Try and say something nice.....you may like the way you feel when you do.

Anonymous said...

to 9:48 am..... You sound like someone I know real well, either that, or your stories are very much the same. If it is you, I just want to say THANK YOU!!! very,very much!! If your first name starts with a B., mine starts with a T. and we were talking about this blogsite yesterday. Thanks to Bill W.!!

A. said...

Love ya B!

Anonymous said...

Alcohol is NOT bad. In proper amounts and at the right time, alcohol can be good. Too much (varies with individuals) is the problem. Some of us are able to control ourselves and enjoy alcohol without harming ourselves or others.

Anonymous said...

4:51 I don't think anyone who responded to this particular subject would disagree with you...

LoveLit said...

You never know whose life alcoholism has touched or will touch. It's a debilitating disease to the person with it, as well as to all of those closest to them. It's a hard road to sobriety, and "proud" isn't a strong enough word to describe how one should feel toward those that make it...and continue to make it. For those out there dealing with alcoholism or trying to be there for others that are...hang in there. Prayer, family and friends can be a lethal combination to even this disease. I love you too, "B":)